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Deborah Guzzi travels for inspiration: China, Nepal [during the civil war], Japan, Egypt [two weeks before ‘The Arab Spring’], and most recently Peru. First published at the age of sixteen, she writes articles for Massage and Aroma Therapy Magazines. Her poetry has been accepted in the Literary Journals of Western CT. University, Inclement Magazine, Pyrokinections, Jellyfish Whispers, Grey Wolf’s Summer Legends Anthology, The Germ, Wilderness Literary Review, The Anthology Sweet Dreams & Night Terrors, Bitterzoet Magazine, haiku journal, Contemporary Haibun Online, Bella on line, The Autumn Sound, Eskimo Pie, and Ribbons, The Inwood Indiana Review, Five Poetry, Tanka Society of America Journal, and 50 haiku. She has published two illustrated volumes of poetry, The Healing Heart and Heaven and Hell in a Nutshell.

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Blog Posted:7/2/2013 6:52:00 PM

More under read and appreciated poets for you to be inspired by. You are doing great work with all this inspiration!

And I Sing Again by Charmaine Chircop

Silent raindrops trickle

down my window

on a white cold winter day.

Blue birds sing in distance.

Children ride their sleigh.

Smoke ascend from chimneys,
amid tall trees evergreen.
Leaves leap through the wind
in chase of memories.

White swans in the south stream
touching peak to peak.
Squirrels in the grey nest
playing hide and seek.

Grandma's baking apples
cinnamon and spice,
I keep thinking of you
sweet love vanilla eyes.

An old oak wooden cabin
with food, laughter to share,
a kite above my window
shows me you're  still there

And I sing again ...

The love song of forever
as two butterflies await,
spring  flowers together

And I play again ...

On the harp strings of the moon
waiting for a new dawn
and a lovely afternoon.

Nearness of November by Nette Onclaud

In froths of a sky never ever ending,
she throttles like a half—shelled woman
slow to prance in the midst of obedient breeze,
her movement wrapped like a hundred cider vines…
How orange are her nights.
Tipping the light with curves arched and flowing with rain,
she mounts her tinseled limbs on autumnal crest.
The trees, seeds, and candles in her eyes
lightly open the fingertips of near November.

Quick to beat on belly drums, her tresses
of fire melt the liquid stars in one tender rush…
How native and young is she.
After holding the skirt that lifts into a dance in the midst
of patient time, the moon hangs like a violin ready
to strut for a waltz that drifts on appliqués of her arms.
And if every detail of lace in her malleable clay
can be sewn in the light touching her shade,
this she shall bring too. In near November froth.

When Two Are One by Charles Henderson

I think, and you speak my thoughts completely.
Wherein lies truth, if when I die, I lose myself.
My thought and deed lying fallow in decaying tissue.
So I write to save me.

You are in every thought, every deed,
every movement that I make.
You complete me.

When I awake, the first breath that
I take is to exhale a sigh of relief.
You are still by my side.

My soul belongs to God, but my essence
lies in the intangible.
In a form acutely digestible----
to be cussed and discussed.
In discourse, to be thoroughly scrutinized,
labeled and passed on.

The song is rewrit time and time again
and the note of passion sounds
as now within me seething----flowing over.
It dances on the grass
as nymphs in springtime forests.
I close one eye and look at truth
as the side of a coin standing mute.

I look at life spinning, good—bad—good.
But who decides bad- - - good?
The spinning coin has a solid center
which we perceive as real.
The spinning word has the same illusion- - -
we have but to interpret as we see.
Life goes on, after the thrill is gone, but
the thrill goes on as long as we are not alone. 

Ahhh to be so talented and to be so loved! Do you like them? Be inspired write for my contest and refer to one of these gems!

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  1. Date: 7/3/2013 12:21:00 PM
    i did this above piece?.. thanks for it posting, debbie... :)

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  1. Date: 7/3/2013 10:24:00 AM
    aww Andie I don't agree I think EVERYONE has it in their makeup [God given aye? in their DNA] to do anything they 'set their mind to' maybe somethings come easier to some than others but if you TRY you can do it! and/or try until you can do it [whatever it is!]

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  1. Date: 7/3/2013 10:07:00 AM
    debs, I can't be myself and emote as a free verse poet. Only as a prose poet. I don't have it in my nature to write like you do with free verse. Nette and you are completely opposite my personality and style when it comes to poetry. Anyway, I did something using a word or two from Cyndi's Cyanide poem. Will post it when I can.

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  1. Date: 7/3/2013 9:09:00 AM
    You have an eye for seeing the magic in these poems, Deb.......I'm almost glad I wrote my entry early in the contest.......because now, I would have my head spinning, trying to decide which one to choose for my inspiration. Wonderful - wonderful poetry!

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  1. Date: 7/3/2013 8:04:00 AM
    Developing the ability to 'play off' either your own work or the work of another is like being a jazz musican! go off on your on riff, be dissonant or be harmonious but play

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  1. Date: 7/3/2013 7:55:00 AM
    There's too much talent in this site, DebbieG Uzzi! : D Love these poems.

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  1. Date: 7/3/2013 7:13:00 AM
    Hey Syd! Look at the whacky way they have our names divided by our avatars?

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  1. Date: 7/3/2013 7:12:00 AM
    Hi there little Mama I know you don't write for contests BUT STILL you write well! Stop being a chicken we're all friends here! kiss the baby for me!

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  1. Date: 7/3/2013 6:57:00 AM
    yes Debs, Me likes them muchly........ especially Charles H's speaks to me................great idea for a contest, Debbo.....thanks

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  1. Date: 7/3/2013 4:53:00 AM
    Hi Scribe and Andy.:) Ought to go and cook my shrimp now..See you later ma

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    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 7/3/2013 5:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Oki carbs for me either! : D
    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 7/3/2013 2:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I don t know if you ve seen it dear andrea..It was at Christmas time I guess : ).Tnks for being too kind: )
    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 7/3/2013 10:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Charma, I had not seen that poem of yours before, had I? I really love it!
    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 7/3/2013 9:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Im sorry papito but I don t have scampi on my menu..: )I have blk wild rice with lemon zest and shrimp/salmon alcartoccio/potato salad with herbs ..oil and vinegar/olives (i think you hate those)tomatoes and boiled eggs.Will you settle for any of these?No Scampi..nor crab : ) And Deborah time i might participate..and ijust kissed Christina for you..mwah
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 7/3/2013 7:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Scampi for me...
    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 7/3/2013 4:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I love the pics you attached too : p
  1. Date: 7/3/2013 4:50:00 AM
    Holy cow..Is that my simple poem above?: ) : ).Tnks for posting it Deborah..I'm honoured .I just read your past blogs too..I just couldn 't comment cause i had no access to blogs..posting poems and not even for soup mail these past few days.It was lovely to read each poem you ve posted though.Amazing talent! ! Re participating in know i'm a chicken when it comes to contests and I don t participate..but i do wish for this contest so many entries cause muses and beverages of inspirations surrounds my being and all that makes PS what it is-Charma

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    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 7/3/2013 4:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I meant surround..(typoo : )
  1. Date: 7/3/2013 4:42:00 AM
    And Andie WRITE the came to you and you can always use it for another contest!

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  1. Date: 7/3/2013 4:40:00 AM
    marlon I can't wait to see what you create!

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  1. Date: 7/3/2013 4:39:00 AM
    let loose Andie, let 'er rip! how can you read nette and think rhyme? stop trying to structure and EMOTE

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  1. Date: 7/3/2013 1:08:00 AM
    They're phenomenal! Each piece takes you on a journey dealing with time. I don't want to say cliche, but these 3 are amazing!

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    ML Avatar SCRIBE ML Date: 7/3/2013 1:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    sound typo for say.
  1. Date: 7/2/2013 10:59:00 PM
    Deb,I had thought up the idea to do a pantoum based off the example of Tim's cotton poem on your contest page, then when I went back tonight and read the directions again, I remembered the contest was free verse. (that must be the reason I had not done your contest earlier and then it just left my mind that it was free verse). These are excellent examples here, but they are all making me think in rhyme. I will go review the other blog pages you made again and see if anything helps me think in free verse! It's always such a struggle for me!

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6/13/2014Sea SawVersesea,
6/10/2014Dream CatchersSijoappreciation,change,
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6/2/2014Munch's Moon Verselonely,longing,
5/18/2014Smiling CharmedVersetime,
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4/30/2014Antique KnightsGhazalcar,cool,
4/22/2014Blood MoonCoupletchange,death,eulogy,
4/22/2014-drainpipes rattle on - TankaTankaspring,
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4/17/2014Wolf PactsSonnetpolitical,pollution,pover
4/17/2014Thread TimeVerseuplifting,
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Poem TitleFormCategories
GodFree verselife,mystery,
Hard TimesCowboycowboy-western,family,fun
For Things Once CountedRhymeintrospection,loss,uplift
Defender of the WastesFree verseart,life,parody,world,
this is why i woo wordsVerseart,inspirational,philoso
ForbearFree versesad,
Gold FeverFree versefaithfaith,political,
SplatteredI do not know?life
EchoQuatrainlost lovewords,love,
Bells (after Poe)Lyricpassion
Respectfully, Emily DickinsonLyricintrospection
Give the End Back to the BeginningFree versededication,faithme,
The Bruised and Rotting PearCoupletfaith,hope
flyFree verseanimals
ABC's for a Young CaptainABClife
Not Entirely About Living In New YorkFree verselifeworld,light,light,
WoodcutterI do not know?warold,old,
DreamsFree versefaith,forgiveness
A Feed of ChipsNarrativefunny
Weep O WillowsVersedeath
Harlem BluesFree verseblack-african amerchildre
Summers EverlastingFree versenostalgia
EASTER IVYNarrativefriendshipeaster,,cousin,
The Sowing Free versedevotion,
End of daysRhymeinspirational,lifeme,war,
Past-Life NightmareNarrativemystery,autumn,
I dream of you (to JEW)Free verseimagination,lovenight,swe
jellyfish back stropheImagismallegory,nature,on writin
Disposable WisdomRhymeage,cat,life,wisdom,
Remission (In Memory of William Watt).Elegybrother,death,nostalgiawo
The Day That Died ForeverFree verseadventure,angst,art,confu
Summer MatineeNarrativebrother,me,
The Moon and II do not know?hope,life,love,nature,pea
Seeking, SearchingFree verseimaginationlove,
BEFORE SPRING CAMENarrativeadventure,animals,childho
Wild Cherry TreeFree versechildhood,devotion,nature
Words from the OracleLayallegory,philosophy
ScienceFree verse 
Mona Lisa resemblesChokaart
AND WITH MERRIEST SPIRITQuintain (English)faith,father,holiday,insp
Cotton-Pickin' ParadiseVersechildhood,life,nostalgia,
Where The Sycamore GrewFree verseautumn,family,house,life,
LarksFree versedeath,devotion,imaginatio
Big BangLimerickfunny,science
winter (do not forget among the loss of flowers) meFree verse 
LetI do not know?loveme,me,
He Was Smoking HotI do not know?funny
Alabaster NightFree versenature,sea,
Haunted OrbHaikufantasy,nature
This Night Sonnet 
Tombstones & TeacupsRhymeallegory,childhood,death,
Today Not TomorrowFree versededication,depression,gir
Years Of The RoseFree verselost love,loveday,
The Joy that Sweetly StaysFree versehappinessjoy,
Cinder GirlRhymelovelove,
Biography (Thesis Statement)Versehistory,life,philosophyli
Figure FusionVerseart,sports
Dancing Bird - with video linkFree verseanimals,introspection,nat
Poem for a sensuous poetFree versefantasy,on writing and wo
The Road Walked Down Through the YearsRhymelife,on writing and words
The Iceman Cometh!Rhymenostalgia
He says/ She saysNarrativelife
I've seen so manySonnetintrospectionnight,night,
Searching for MichelangeloFree verseart,hope,life,people,imag
When Madness Rides on MoonlightSestinalovegod,light,god,life,li
Falling StarsFree versehopestar,star,
Before the City WakesSonnet 
realisation of self (War Child)Free verseme,me,
Reporting Live On The Soup (Colorado)Rhymefunnyme,me,
Late at nightLyricimaginationme,fear,me,
Reverencing NatureBalladfaith,naturenature,heart,
Simple PleasuresRhymehappinesssummer,summer,
I ExistPantoumintrospectionlife,me,
Leaving Madrid Blank versenostalgia,travel
Magnolia SongFree verselove,romance,
yellow bus roars throughHaikuallegory,nature,places
Ethel's RemediesRhymefunny,people
A Dream In The MistNarrativefantasy,imagination,natur
volga 1 - 3Prose Poetryfantasy
Mama's CleaningQuatrainintrospection,life,mother
UPROOTING THE HEART VEINSFree verseangst,hope,mysteryme,
Revelation Free verseimagination,lifesong,epic
Sports LimerickLimerickfunny
Don't Come Free versedeath,lost love,me,
The SnowflakeItalian Sonnetgirlfriend-boyfriend,roma
Love Beyond the PaleQuatraindevotion,lost love,
Night VisionsFree verselost love,passion,
The Ghost That Travels FarPersonificationnature
Kite Flying - TestFree verseallegory,art,imagination,
Dining with CrowRhymeanimals
Beauty, yesSijohope,imagination,philosop
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